Meaning and Origin of: Malina

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Greek : High tower
  • Hebrew : Woman from Magdala; variation of Magdalene
  • Hebrew : Tower
  • Native American : Soothing
  • Greek : Gentle one; honey

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Czech, Slovak, Polish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from the common Slavic word malina ‘raspberry’, used as a nickname for a pretty girl or an attractive person. As a Jewish surname it is generally ornamental.
  • Polish : possibly also a nickname derived from mały ‘small’.